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Socio-Economic and Environmental Impact of Participatory Watershed Management Programme: A Case Study of Sundarwadi Watershed in Maharashtra

Aher Satish B1 and Pawar Janardhan R2

Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences

Participatory integrated watershed management programme approach demonstrated on Sundarwadi Watershed at Paithan in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra State result a change in land use pattern in favor of environmental improvement. Consequently, ground water table depth, economic problems, migration of native people, poverty and water scarcity from the watershed has decreased and agricultural output has increased significantly. The present study reveals that environmental payoff and economic returns from watershed management project at Sundarwadi are attractive to lead further sustainable development in the area. Non Government Organization implemented this project during 2006 to 2009 as per the guidelines of Government of India.